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Mark Washaw on Animating "Smallville"’s Green Arrow for Cell Phones

by Ed Liuon February 13, 2007
Newsarama.com’s “Animated Shorts” column has interviewed producer Mark Washaw about the new series of animated films telling the origin story of Green Arrow from the Smallville TV show, currently being distributed on the Sprint mobile network. Washaw discusses where the series fits with Green Arrow’s Smallville appearances and leaves the door open to future animated […]

Todd Nauck Talks "Spider-Man," "Teen Titans Go!," and "Wildguard"

by Ed Liuon February 13, 2007
Artist Todd Nauck has been interviewed by the Sequential Tart website, where he discusses his new assignment as the artist for Marvel Comics’ Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, his on-going work with J. Torres on the Teen Titans Go! comic, and his own Wildguard series.

J. Torres on "Legion of Superheroes in the 31st Century" Comics

by Ed Liuon February 12, 2007
Comic Book Resources has spoken to writer J. Torres about his upcoming Legion of Superheroes in the 31st Century comic book, which ties in to the Legion of Superheroes animated show on Kids WB. Torres discusses the differences between LoSH31 and Teen Titans Go!, the ties he maintains with the producers of the show, and […]

Steve Jobs Approved Backdated Options for Pixar’s Lasseter

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2007
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that John Lasseter was granted back-dated options as part of his contract renewal in 2001. The options were granted at a price from three months before the contract was signed, which also happened to be the lowest price from the prior year. The contract was signed by Pixar CEO […]

So Not the Drama: "Kim Possible" Returns to Form for Season 4

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2007
All serial fiction that runs for any length of time eventually faces the challenge of change. Change too much in a serial and you risk damaging or eliminating the qualities that made the serial compelling in the first place. Change too little and you risk creative stagnation and audience boredom. It’s a fine line that […]

Toon Zone Interviews Bob Schooley & Mark McCorkle on Kim Possible Season 4

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2007
One of the Disney Channel’s most popular original series is Kim Possible, about a cheerleader who saves the world in her spare time. The show was created by Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, who worked as entertainment managers at Sesame Place and in the mailroom at DIC Entertainment before embarking on a 16-year career at […]

DC Unlimited Licenses "Afro Samurai" for Toys and Merchandise

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2007
DC Unlimited, a new brand from DC Comics, has announced that they have signed a license to produce toys and collectibles based on Afro Samurai, the new anime series produced by Studio Gonzo and starring Samuel L. Jackson as the title character. The series debuted on the Spike TV network on January 4, 2007.

Disney Reports 1Q 2007 Profit of $1.7 Billion

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2007
The Walt Disney Company announced a net income of $1.7 billion for the first quarter of 2007, on earnings of $9.725 billion. The profit is more than double the profit from the same quarter a year ago, although the final number was boosted by one-time sales of assets.

Kelly Hu on Voicing Okiku in "Afro Samurai"

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2007
Actress Kelly Hu has been interviewed by Newsarama.com about a variety of her current projects, including her role as Okiku in Spike’s Afro Samurai, as well as her roles as a “massage therapist” on the ABC sitcom In Case of Emergency and as Lady Deathstrike in X-2.

Emanuele Luzzati, Oscar-Nominated Animator, 1921 – 2007

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2007
Italian animator Emanuele Luzzati has died at his home in Genoa, Italy, at the age of 85. Luzzati’s colorful and dreamlike artistic style yielded two Academy Award nominations for Best Animated Short Film (or the equivalent category): one in 1965 for The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra) and one in 1973 for Pulcinella. Luzzati also […]